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In the Friday fiction slot on my blog I post about the novels I’m writing including novel extracts and occasional short stories
The story opens in 1916. The world is at war, Irish freedom fighters have just staged an armed rebellion in…Continue reading
I’m reissuing my Irish novels in a centenary edition. It’s almost 100 years since the events they describe happened and…Continue reading
The story has shifted to 1916. Maud and Iseult are living in Normandy, as the first world war wages and in Dublin, Irish freedom fighters have organized a botched insurrection. Many of their Irish friends and acquaintances were involved. This extract describes what happens when Maud Gonne hears of John MacBride’s Execution for his part.Continue reading
This is a scene reimagining the execution of John MacBride, Maud Gonne’s husband, for his part in the 1916 Rising. His death was to change life for Maud and Iseult forever.Continue reading
It’s Friday Fiction here on the blog, so I’ll be blogging Dancing in the Wind, Book Two in the Yeats-Gonne Trilogy here with weekly extracts in the Friday Fiction slot.
I’m thinking of opening Dancing With The Wind with one of Maud Gonne’s fiery political speeches.
Question: Would you read on if this was what you found in the first pages of a book?Continue reading